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IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    AIPPI Congress Report 8: Innovator v Innovator - injunction

    AIPPI Congress Report 8: Innovator v Innovator - injunction
    Innovator v Innovator - does this matter where injunctions are concerned? The AmeriKat is notso convinced....The wonderful AusKat Clare Cunliffe continues her reports from AIPPI's World Congress in Sydney with news from the second…
  • Oct 17

    AIPPI Congress Report 6: The business of IP – venturing with IP

    AIPPI Congress Report 6: The business of IP – venturing with IP
    The IPKat's view of venturing extends as far as the bottomof his lawnThe AmeriKat has just flown from Sydney to Washington D.C. for the ChIPs Annual Global Summit.  After a mere four days down under she has no idea what time zone her…
  • Oct 17

    AIPPI Congress Report 7: Medical devices and patent

    AIPPI Congress Report 7: Medical devices and patent
    Come near the AmeriKat with a medical device andthis is the look you will encounterWarwick Rothnie was back in AIPPI's Pharma Day sessions to report on the proceedings for the IPKat's readers.  Next up was what can be a complex matrix of…
Rank this Week: 28

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Oct 17

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA
    A coalition of civil liberties groups in South Dakota is sending a clear message to Senator John Thune: don’t turn your back on our right to assemble online. The ACLU of South Dakota, Indivisible 605, Indivisible Rapid City, and Queer…
  • Oct 17

    Alice Saves Medical Startup From Death By Telehealth Patent

    Alice Saves Medical Startup From Death By Telehealth Patent
    Justus Decher, a veteran of the U.S. Army, has a motto he uses when faced with adversity: “Don’t get even, get Justice.” A health scare in 2010 saw Justus going to the emergency room about 20 times for observation. Each time…
  • Oct 17

    Whistleblower Protections in USA Liberty Act Not Enough

    Whistleblower Protections in USA Liberty Act Not Enough
    The USA Liberty Act fails to safeguard whistleblowers—both as federal employees and contractors—because of a total lack of protection from criminal prosecution. These shortcomings—which exist in other whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 3069

Susan Crawford Blog

Susan Crawford Blog

By Cardozo Law School professor Susan Crawford.

http://scrawford.net/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband

    Seattle May Take Another Stab at Municipal Broadband
    October 13, 2017 – A city council member will soon propose the hire of an employee to begin what would be the eighth investigation into municipal broadband for the city in 12 years.
  • Oct 8

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today

    Video from Media Working Group: Why We Might Be More Captive Today
    October 9, 2017 – Susan Crawford explains why we might be more of a captive audience now than we were a decade ago.
  • Aug 4

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider

    From The New Yorker: Why We Despise Cable Provider
    August 7, 2017 – The New Yorker’s Sheelah Kolhatkar explores how consolidation has landed Internet access providers among the ranks of the most hated businesses in the country. Susan Crawford explains that when it comes to…
Rank this Week: 991

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 76

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    COACH prevails in SD Texas; Huawei prevails in ED Texa

    COACH prevails in SD Texas; Huawei prevails in ED Texa
    In Coach v. Trendy Texas, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 171103 :Pending before the court is a motion for default judgment and permanent injunction againstdefendant Trendy Texas, Inc. ("Trendy"). Dkt. 20. Trendy has not responded to the motion.…
  • Oct 17

    CAFC affirms 101 patent ineligibility in SECURED MAIL SOLUTIONS LLC

    CAFC affirms 101 patent ineligibility in SECURED MAIL SOLUTIONS LLC
    A decision of CD Cal was affirmed by the CAFC in Secured Mail Solutions, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 20105.Alice is cited:In Alice, the Supreme Court applied a two-step framework for analyzing whether claims are patent-eligible under section 101.…
  • Oct 17

    CAFC affirms PTAB's inter partes review decisions in Boundary Solution

    CAFC affirms PTAB's inter partes review decisions in Boundary Solution
    Within Boundary Solutions v. CoreLogic, 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 20214 (CAFC) :Rather than look to whether individual elements of the Asserted Claims are present in the prior art, the actual question we must address is whether the PTAB's…
Rank this Week: 40

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Oct 17

    * When To File Patents In Europe And China

    * When To File Patents In Europe And China
    17 Seconds #41 The most important thing for startups to do is to inject IP thinking into their product launch process. Before any new product (or an improvement to an existing product) is launched (i.e. sold, offered for sale, publicly used,…
  • Sep 17

    * Intentional Patents, Intentional Marketing

    * Intentional Patents, Intentional Marketing
    17 Seconds #40 , Intentional IP = Intentional Patents + Intentional Trademarks Clocktower Law‘s approach to patent law and trademark law is to encourage our (mostly startup) clients to inject IP planning into the product launch process.…
  • Aug 22

    * Rename Yawkey Way Yaz Way

    * Rename Yawkey Way Yaz Way
    Red Sox Nation should rally around its founding father, Carl “Yaz” Yastrzemski, and convince Boston Red Sox ownership to rename Yawkey Way to Yaz Way. By Erik J. Heels First published 08/22/2017; ‘Rename Yawkey Way Yaz…
Rank this Week: 241

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 67

Fashion Intellectual Property Blog

Fashion Intellectual Property Blog

Covers fashion trademark and copyright issues, and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board proceedings. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/fashion/
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The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Oct 17

    Recent Trademark-Related Tweet

    Recent Trademark-Related Tweet
    Too Hot to Handle: Application to registerteardrop handle@LodgeCastIron(used since 1896)https://t.co/ftSSxc4NEz#trademarks pic.twitter.com/jwI3OrR2zG — Ed Timberlake (@TimberlakeLaw) October 16, 2017 Reading the appellate briefs in…
  • Oct 16

    Text of SDNY Decision in GRINCH Parody Suit

    Text of SDNY Decision in GRINCH Parody Suit
    I apologize for being a little tardy in my blogging. From September: SDNY holds that WHO’S HOLIDAY, a play picking up the story of Cindy-Lou Who from “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, as an unhappy adult living in a trailer, is a…
  • Oct 16

    Guinness Book of World Records v Scholastic: Is The Cover of a Book ‘Packaging’ or ‘Product’ for Trade Dress Purposes?

    Guinness Book of World Records v Scholastic: Is The Cover of a Book ‘Packaging’ or ‘Product’ for Trade Dress Purposes?
    This should be interesting. Guinness Book of World Records sues Scholastic alleging trade dress infringement of its covers (See covers above). Guinness argues that the cover ‘is in essence the “packaging” of GWR’s…
Rank this Week: 163

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 495

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Oct 17

    CEIPI Opinion on copyright limitations' reform in the European Digital Single Market

    CEIPI Opinion on copyright limitations' reform in the European Digital Single Market
    The Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) has just published a position paper on the proposed reform of copyright exceptions and limitations in the European Digital Single Market (DSM). The European…
  • Oct 11

    International Copyright Law returns to London

    International Copyright Law returns to London
    Wish to be updated and discuss the latest developments in copyright law, policy and practice across the globe?The well-known International Copyright Law 2-day conference returns to London on 27 and 28 November 2017. It brings a cast of…
  • Oct 11

    THE COPYKAT spins around the world of copyright

    THE COPYKAT spins around the world of copyright
    Alibaba.com, the massive Chinese e-commerce company that provides consumer-to-consumer, business-to-consumer and business-to-business sales services via web portals, has been hit with a class action lawsuit claiming that its network of…
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Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 17

    Do you get the Gist: Tracking Mail is an Abstract Idea

    Do you get the Gist: Tracking Mail is an Abstract Idea
    Secured Mail v. Universal Wilde (Fed. Cir. 2017) The district court dismissed this case for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted – R.12(b)(6) – after finding that the claims of all seven asserted…
  • Oct 17

    Percent of US-Originated Patents That Claim Priority to a Provisional Application

    Percent of US-Originated Patents That Claim Priority to a Provisional Application
    For the chart above shows the percentage of US-originated utility patents that claim priority to one or more provisional filings, grouped by year of issuance.   You’ll note the steady upward trend – each year…
  • Oct 16

    Oil States and SAS arguments set for November 27

    Oil States and SAS arguments set for November 27
    Oral arguments for both Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712 and SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal, No. 16-969, have been set for November 27, 2017. Oil States challenges the AIA trial…
Rank this Week: 50

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Does getaroom Make U Want 2 BookaRoom?

    Does getaroom Make U Want 2 BookaRoom?
    A tv commercial for yet another hotel booking website just caught my eye, called getaroom: This one was founded by a pair of lawyers, in fact, the same duo that founded Hotels.com. I was left wondering whether getaroom is…
  • Oct 16

    Former Rutgers Player Sues Alma Mater Over Nickname

    Former Rutgers Player Sues Alma Mater Over Nickname
    Moving along from Steve’s post on our alma mater of the University of Iowa, a former Rutgers football player has a more negative view of his former school. A few years ago, the Rutgers football program started allowing position groups…
  • Oct 13

    Owning a (Wholesome) Four Letter Word

    Owning a (Wholesome) Four Letter Word
    I’m not talking about those kinds of four letter words (by the way, we’re still awaiting the Brunetti decision to learn their fate), so today I’m talking about this wholesome kind: Inquiring minds may wonder (and…
Rank this Week: 177

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
Rank this Week: 921

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 848

Lawyers on Tap

Lawyers on Tap

By Verrill Dana LLP. Provides a resource to craft beverage producers interested in keeping abreast of legal developments and navigating the challenges unique to the industry.

http://beveragelawupdate.com
  • Oct 17

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic

    Arctic Opportunities: Exploring New Passages for Business Growth in the Arctic & North Atlantic
    Changes in the shipping routes have placed Maine businesses on the doorstep of the Arctic and Northern Europe. Thanks to the addition of Eimskip, it now costs less to ship a container to Norway than it does to truck it to Maryland. On…
  • Sep 25

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie

    Lawyers on Tap: Risk Management Podcast Serie
    In a special three-part miniseries for the Verrill Voices podcast, attorney Jonathan Dunitz discusses risk management for breweries and brewpubs with a successful brewery owner, a leading insurance agent in the craft beverage industry, and an…
  • Sep 20

    Social Media is an (age) gated community

    Social Media is an (age) gated community
    Few brewers would dream of serving someone in their brewery or tasting room without checking an ID to ensure that all the craft beer lovers in the room are of legal drinking age.  When it comes to their virtual breweries and tasting…
Rank this Week: 4138

Torrent Defenders

Torrent Defenders

Covers defenses for persons charged with online copyright infringement.

http://www.torrent-defenders.com
Rank this Week: 3910

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
  • Oct 17

    Allergan’s RESTASIS® patents declared invalid by Eastern District of Texa

    Allergan’s RESTASIS® patents declared invalid by Eastern District of Texa
    Judge William C. Bryson of the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found that Allergan's RESTASIS® patents were infringed by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, but that Teva had demonstrated invalidity of those…
  • Oct 17

    McCormick and the Separation of Powers Constraints of Patent Invalidation

    McCormick and the Separation of Powers Constraints of Patent Invalidation
    The argument that patents are private rights is supported by over two centuries of jurisprudence. Patent rights derive from Article I, section 8, clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, which empowers Congress to promote progress by creating laws…
  • Oct 17

    The Patent Litigation Landscape in the Wake of TC Heartland & Cray

    The Patent Litigation Landscape in the Wake of TC Heartland & Cray
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the TC Heartland case, as well as the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re Cray, many attorneys are speculating about how these decisions will change the patent litigation…
Rank this Week: 1995

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Oct 17

    Allergan’s RESTASIS® patents declared invalid by Eastern District of Texa

    Allergan’s RESTASIS® patents declared invalid by Eastern District of Texa
    Judge William C. Bryson of the United States Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found that Allergan's RESTASIS® patents were infringed by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, but that Teva had demonstrated invalidity of those…
  • Oct 17

    McCormick and the Separation of Powers Constraints of Patent Invalidation

    McCormick and the Separation of Powers Constraints of Patent Invalidation
    Since patents belong to a class of private property rights, the adjudication of patent validity, infringement and damages have been allocated to Article III courts under common law. Even where courts of equity determine patent damages, the…
  • Oct 17

    The Patent Litigation Landscape in the Wake of TC Heartland & Cray

    The Patent Litigation Landscape in the Wake of TC Heartland & Cray
    In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision in the TC Heartland case, as well as the Federal Circuit’s decision in In re Cray, many attorneys are speculating about how these decisions will change the patent litigation…
Rank this Week: 146

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 120

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 313

Deal Law Wire

Deal Law Wire

Addresses private equity, foreign investment in Canada, antitrust/competition, cross-border transactions, litigation, taxation, employment and intellectual property issues that affect deal-making. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.deallawwire.com/
  • Oct 17

    Canadian M&A activity: mixed results for Q3 2017

    Canadian M&A activity: mixed results for Q3 2017
    As the Globe and Mail reports, Thomson Reuters has recently released figures for Canadian mergers and acquisitions in the third quarter of 2017. The figures show that while the volume of deals involving Canadian companies in the third quarter…
  • Oct 12

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie

    Regulators take aim at cryptocurrencie
    The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology over the past several years has shaken up the financial services sector in unprecedented fashion, in a corner of the Canadian economy that has been notoriously slow to adopt and…
  • Oct 10

    A growing appetite for food and beverage companie

    A growing appetite for food and beverage companie
    After a year since we first reported that acquisitions of natural and organic food manufacturers had increased demonstrably, the trend has not wavered. Companies in the food and beverage industry that are branded with a view to promoting…
Rank this Week: 3687

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 17

    3 Count: Tick Tock Box

    3 Count: Tick Tock Box
    Film studios team with Amazon and Netflix to sue Tickbox, Epic Games sues two alleged Fortnite cheaters and Aboriginal artist's estate gets rights back. The post 3 Count: Tick Tock Box appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Oct 12

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Goldberg

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Goldberg
    In a recent episode of The Goldbergs, Adam finds himself being accused of plagiarism due to Pops false war stories. Here's what happened next. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Goldbergs appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Oct 12

    3 Count: Bankruptcy Battle

    3 Count: Bankruptcy Battle
    Bankruptcy court denies protection to distributor of pirate hardware, Cloudflare CEO faces tough deposition on piracy policy and more! The post 3 Count: Bankruptcy Battle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 52

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Oct 17

    In the age of political correctness, VARA may be the last hope

    In the age of political correctness, VARA may be the last hope
    Is anyone keeping a list of the number of recent artworks that have either been removed or destroyed due to political correctness? Add Erika Rothenberg’s Hollywood sculpture, The Road to Hollywood, to the list. Rothenberg’s art…
  • Oct 16

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit
    Jury selection starts Monday in a case where more than 20 artists argue a developer wrongly whitewashed and destroyed a graffiti paradise at the Long Island City spot known as 5Pointz to put up rental towers. More here.
  • Oct 11

    BTW: There’s This Little Known Thing Called Copyright Termination

    BTW: There’s This Little Known Thing Called Copyright Termination
    A few people emailed me this story last month and for some reason it got lost in my inbox. Fret not, here it is. Quite interesting story actually, about termination rights in copyright and visual art. Implicit in this article are quite a few…
Rank this Week: 235

Patents Post-Grant

Patents Post-Grant

Provides insight and commentary on patent post-grant options. By Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

http://www.patentspostgrant.com
  • Oct 17

    SAS Institute & The PTAB: Be Afraid Patent Owner

    SAS Institute & The PTAB: Be Afraid Patent Owner
    SAS Institute To Send Patent Owners Screaming Into the Night? The Supreme Court will get a heavy dose of the PTAB on November 27th. That is the day the High Court will hear oral arguments in both the Oil States and SAS…
  • Oct 6

    Aqua Products Hoists PTAB Critics by Their Own Petard

    Aqua Products Hoists PTAB Critics by Their Own Petard
    Aqua Products: A Gift to the PTAB Yesterday I explained why In re Aqua Products would not result in PTAB Motions to Amend being any more attractive or ultimately successful. This is because Motions to Amend are rarely advisable in litigation…
  • Oct 5

    In Re Aqua Products: Much Ado About Nothing

    In Re Aqua Products: Much Ado About Nothing
    Federal Circuit Flips Burden in PTAB Motion to Amend For PTAB practitioners, the en banc decision in In re Aqua Products is a complete non-event. While the decision has been embraced as a net positive for Patentees, practically speaking, it…
Rank this Week: 1260

Written Description

Written Description

By Lisa Ouellette, Camilla Hrdy, and Michael Risch. Reviews recent news and scholarship on patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    A Deep Dive on NPE Outcome

    A Deep Dive on NPE Outcome
    I glibly commented on a friend's Facebook post last week that "patent troll" academic articles are so passe, despite the growing number of articles that use that term as compared to, say, 2012. Now, I shouldn't complain; given that my most…
  • Oct 10

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached
    [This post is co-authored with Daniel Hemel, an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, and cross-posted at Whatever Source Derived.] Trump administration officials are hoping that their plan for steep…
  • Oct 10

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm
    I'm a big fan of Peter Lee's work, and I'm a big fan of theory of the firm work. Imagine my joy upon seeing Prof. Lee's new article, forthcoming in Stanford Law Review, called: Innovation and the Firm: A New Synthesis. This article is a…
Rank this Week: 4483

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    A Deep Dive on NPE Outcome

    A Deep Dive on NPE Outcome
    I glibly commented on a friend's Facebook post last week that "patent troll" academic articles are so passe, despite the growing number of articles that use that term as compared to, say, 2012. Now, I shouldn't complain; given that my most…
  • Oct 10

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached

    The Case for a Patent Box with Strings Attached
    [This post is co-authored with Daniel Hemel, an assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, and cross-posted at Whatever Source Derived.] Trump administration officials are hoping that their plan for steep…
  • Oct 10

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm

    Patents and Vertical Integration: A Revised Theory of the Firm
    I'm a big fan of Peter Lee's work, and I'm a big fan of theory of the firm work. Imagine my joy upon seeing Prof. Lee's new article, forthcoming in Stanford Law Review, called: Innovation and the Firm: A New Synthesis. This article is a…
Rank this Week: 800

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 17

    Questioning the Queue

    Questioning the Queue
    Katharine G. Young, Rights and Queues: On Distributive Contests in the Modern State, 55 Colum. J. of Transnat’l L. 65 (2016).Lee Anne FennellA queue, whether it takes the form of a line or a list, is one of the simplest and most…
  • Oct 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
  • Oct 13

    Three Strikes for Copyright

    Three Strikes for Copyright
    Abhishek Nagaraj, Does Copyright Affect Reuse? Evidence from Google Books and Wikipedia, Mgmt. Sci. (forthcoming 2017), available at abhishekn.com.Jessica SilbeyHow should copyright law change to take account of the internet? Should copyright…
Rank this Week: 255

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    TTAB Finds SUNBELT ORGANIC Confusable With SUNBELT and SUNBELT BAKERY For Some Food Item

    TTAB Finds SUNBELT ORGANIC Confusable With SUNBELT and SUNBELT BAKERY For Some Food Item
    Applicant Coastal Sunbelt sought to register the mark SUNBELT ORGANIC, in standard form and in several design forms, for "organic foodstuffs, namely, salsa" and "processed organic fruits and vegetables" [ORGANIC disclaimed]. Opposer claimed a…
  • Oct 16

    TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use

    TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use
    In a rare opposition based on the ground of Section 2(e)(2) geographical descriptiveness, the Board rejected applicant's Section 2(f) claim of acquired distinctiveness based on five years of use, finding that applicant's use had not been…
  • Oct 13

    GREATER OMAHA Not Confusable With OMAHA STEAKS for Meat, Says TTAB

    GREATER OMAHA Not Confusable With OMAHA STEAKS for Meat, Says TTAB
    In a 74-page opinion, the Board dismissed an opposition to the mark GREATER OMAHA & Design, shown below left, finding the mark not likely to cause confusion with the registered mark OMAHA STEAKS, both for meat. However, it sustained…
Rank this Week: 166

FPC Review

FPC Review

Summarizes and comments on decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court, the only court of first instance in Switzerland in patent infringement and nullity cases. It also reports on public hearings. By Martin Wilming.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Oct 17

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU
    Case No. O2017_001 ¦ Decision of 3 October 2017 ¦ “Nichtigkeit eines ESZ; Überprüfung der bisherigen Rechtsprechung zu Kombinationspräparaten; Klageabweisung” ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel is…
  • Oct 13

    AZ’s Faslodex®: EP(CH) 2 266 573 and EP(CH) 1 250 138 revoked

    AZ’s Faslodex®: EP(CH) 2 266 573 and EP(CH) 1 250 138 revoked
    Case No. O2015_011 ¦ Decision of 29 August 2017 ¦ “Gutheissung Nichtigkeitsklage” Case No. O2015_012 ¦ Decision of 29 August 2017 ¦ “Gutheissung Nichtigkeitsklage; Nichtzulassung…
  • Oct 9

    Does the wording of an SPC matter?

    Does the wording of an SPC matter?
    Case No. S2107_006 ¦ Main hearing of 9 October 2017 ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG is involved in this matter on behalf of the plaintiff. The supplementary protection certificate C00915894 is at stake; see the…
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FPC Review

FPC Review

By Martin Wilming. Reviews / summarizes all decisions issued by the Swiss Federal Patent Court.

http://patentlitigation.ch
  • Oct 17

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU

    The ‘infringement test’ is (still) alive in Switzerland, surrounded by post-Medeva EU
    Case No. O2017_001 ¦ Decision of 3 October 2017 ¦ “Nichtigkeit eines ESZ; Überprüfung der bisherigen Rechtsprechung zu Kombinationspräparaten; Klageabweisung” ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel is…
  • Oct 13

    AZ’s Faslodex®: EP(CH) 2 266 573 and EP(CH) 1 250 138 revoked

    AZ’s Faslodex®: EP(CH) 2 266 573 and EP(CH) 1 250 138 revoked
    Case No. O2015_011 ¦ Decision of 29 August 2017 ¦ “Gutheissung Nichtigkeitsklage” Case No. O2015_012 ¦ Decision of 29 August 2017 ¦ “Gutheissung Nichtigkeitsklage; Nichtzulassung…
  • Oct 9

    Does the wording of an SPC matter?

    Does the wording of an SPC matter?
    Case No. S2107_006 ¦ Main hearing of 9 October 2017 ×Note that Hepp Wenger Ryffel AG is involved in this matter on behalf of the plaintiff. The supplementary protection certificate C00915894 is at stake; see the…
Rank this Week: 4337

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 16

    District Court Allows Mohawk Tribe to Join ANDA Litigation, Finds Patents at Issue Invalid

    District Court Allows Mohawk Tribe to Join ANDA Litigation, Finds Patents at Issue Invalid
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In something of an anticlimax, Federal Circuit Judge William Bryson, sitting by designation on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, granted Allergan's motion to join the St. Regis…
  • Oct 15

    Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)

    Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp. (N.D. Cal. 2017)
    Duty to Disclose Does Not Include Duty to Respond to Examiner Confusion By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Nevro Corp. v. Boston Scientific Corp., District Judge Vince Chhabria of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
  • Oct 15

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    October 17, 2017 - "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Patent Litigation Forum Selection in the Wake of TC Heartland" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) October 17, 2017 - "Strategic Considerations in…
Rank this Week: 64

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com
Rank this Week: 3730

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Reports on developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.thebrandprotectionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3811

Afro-IP

Afro-IP

Covers African intellectual property news and views.

http://afro-ip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Ghana taking stride

    Ghana taking stride
    Source: WikipediaNews coming in from Ghana in the past few weeks is that of a country gearing up for modern day innovation and growth with a recognition for robust IP systems.Airport Expansion SITA is providing its world-class passenger and…
  • Oct 12

    LES, Herbex, NIPMO, IP Briefs, the Crammer and Kenya's Copyright developments - Friday rambling

    LES, Herbex, NIPMO, IP Briefs, the Crammer and Kenya's Copyright developments - Friday rambling
    The Licensing Executives Society of South Africa has a very pleasant and active local membership. This week their one day conference attracted over 50 attendees speaking on topics that  included South Africa’s draft IP Policy, OECD…
  • Oct 10

    Hans Muhlberg and others on the Afro-IP Linkedin platform

    Hans Muhlberg and others on the Afro-IP Linkedin platform
    If you are a fan of Hans Muhlberg then be sure to follow him over on the Afro-IP Linkedin Group. For the benefit of readers on this platform here are some headlines to his posts over the last few weeks. Enjoy, they are always entertaining and…
Rank this Week: 1267

QuestionCopyright.org

QuestionCopyright.org

Covers copyright and freedom-based distribution methods for artists.

http://questioncopyright.org/
  • Oct 16

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.

    Yes, we know the web site went bonkers.
    Yes, we're aware that our web site suddenly went bonkers. Apparently, the upgrade from Drupal 7.54 to 7.56 broke our custom theme. We're seeking a Drupal guru now (and if you are one, please get in touch). Tags:  …
  • Sep 12

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking

    This Was Inevitable: Copyright and ISP Blocking
    It was just a matter of time before some large-scale holder of copyright monopolies tried this in the U.S... The American Chemical Society has asked a U.S. court to require Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to block access -- that is, refuse…
  • Jan 12

    2017 Plan

    2017 Plan
    Happy New Year, copyright questioners! As some of you may have noticed, we spent a good deal of 2016 in hibernation.  QCO is a volunteer-run organization, and sometimes those volunteers get busy with other stuff in their lives. …
Rank this Week: 563

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Initial Reimbursement Allocations Announced for Repack Expense

    Initial Reimbursement Allocations Announced for Repack Expense
    On October 16, 2017, the Incentive Auction Task Force and the FCC’s Media Bureau jointly announced the initial allocation from the TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund (Relocation Fund) for the reimbursement of eligible full power and Class A…
  • Oct 16

    Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar

    Reminder: FREE Upcoming CPB Compliance Webinar
    This is a reminder to not snooze on next week’s CPB compliance webinar! On Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Fletcher, Heald, & Hildreth’s CPB Compliance guru Bob Winteringham will present a FREE one-hour webinar…
  • Oct 13

    Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register Is Now!

    Limited Registration Period for .RADIO Domain Names Ends Oct.31, 2017 – The Time to Register Is Now!
    Now until Oct. 31, 2017, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is offering a “Special Limited Registration Period” – a pre-launch opportunity for the registration of .RADIO domain names by radio broadcasters, radio…
Rank this Week: 789

Gray On Claims

Gray On Claims

Covers claim construction and patent law. By Justin E. Gray.

http://www.grayonclaims.com/
  • Oct 16

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Further Update)

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Further Update)
    Over four months have passed since the Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision.  New patent case activity in the Eastern District of Texas remains low, as demonstrated by the chart below, which shows the number of new patent cases…
  • Jun 12

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Updated)

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front? (Updated)
    Three weeks have passed since the Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision.  New patent case activity in the Eastern District of Texas remains low, as demonstrated by the chart below, which shows the number of new patent cases filed in the…
  • May 30

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?

    All Quiet on the Eastern District of Texas Front?
    The U.S. Supreme Court decided TC Heartland on May 22, just over a week ago.  Since that decision, only four new patent cases have been filed in the Eastern District of Texas (all filed last Friday, May 26).  Below is a chart…
Rank this Week: 1182

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Oct 16

    Failure to …. whatever (corrected and updated)

    Failure to …. whatever (corrected and updated)
    “Failure to function as a trademark” is a favorite topic around here, and it’s getting more and more attention.  Except when it’s not. What am I talking about?  Even I...
  • Oct 4

    Bittersweet: Hershey bars all comer

    Bittersweet: Hershey bars all comer
    As if on cue (they read this blog, right?), long-time trademark bully Hershey continues its aggressive brand — and whatever — protection efforts: Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company has just...
  • Sep 25

    Not quite Christie’s, not quite Sotheby’

    Not quite Christie’s, not quite Sotheby’
    Originally posted 2012-12-13 12:40:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter But so very close to both! A branding mashup one block east of the Hyatt on East 42nd Street.
Rank this Week: 129

NorCal IP

NorCal IP

Covers notable new case filings and verdicts within the Northern District of California. By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/norcal-ip/
  • Oct 16

    Orrick Event (Santa Monica) – Understanding your IP

    Orrick Event (Santa Monica) – Understanding your IP
    It takes more than a great idea to develop a viable product.  Startups need to develop an intellectual property (IP) strategy in order to protect, commercialize and monetize their business.  Join a group of Orrick’s tech and…
  • Oct 13

    Hatch Hints at Changes to Patent Law

    Hatch Hints at Changes to Patent Law
    A Look Forward on Patent Reform, Senator Orrin Hatch, October 2, 2017 Patent law reform legislation reminds us of a horror movie zombie:  it’s never truly dead.  A recent post from Utah Senator Orrin Hatch is the latest…
  • Oct 9

    Is It Too Late For Velcro to Hook the Public on Hook and Loop?

    Is It Too Late For Velcro to Hook the Public on Hook and Loop?
    In an effort to protect itself against genericide—the death of a trademark because the brand name becomes synonymous with the type of product—Velcro’s legal department released a video two weeks ago pleading with the public…
Rank this Week: 4329

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 396

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Oct 16

    EPO – All Problems Solved?

    EPO – All Problems Solved?
    The European Patent Organisation consists of two organs: the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council. Pursuant to Art. 4 EPC, the task of the Organisation is to grant European patents. This shall be carried out by the European…
  • Oct 16

    Spanish Supreme Court clarifies that “problem & solution approach” is not legal doctrine

    Spanish Supreme Court clarifies that “problem & solution approach” is not legal doctrine
    For many years, Spanish Courts have considered the “problem & solution approach” developed by the European Patent Office (“EPO”) to be a very useful tool for the purpose of trying to make an objective assessment of…
  • Oct 12

    Uncertainty about Irish referendum on Unified Patent Court

    Uncertainty about Irish referendum on Unified Patent Court
    Although the Irish government scheduled a series of referendums for 2018 and 2019 last month, the referendum on Irish participation in the Unitary Patent system was not one of them. This was confirmed by the Department of Business, Enterprise…
Rank this Week: 3534

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Oct 16

    Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible

    Telephone Call Processing Claims Patent-Ineligible
    Various claims of two patents covering telephone call processing were found to be directed to respective patent-ineligible abstract ideas: “sequentially dialing a list of telephone numbers to overcome a busy signal,” and…
  • Oct 13

    Pleading Joint Patent Infringement

    Pleading Joint Patent Infringement
    Pleading joint patent infringement of a method claim requires alleging that one defendant controlled the action of a third party or that two parties were engaged in a joint venture. In Sonrai System, LLC v. AMCS Group Inc., No. 16 C…
  • Oct 11

    IPR Estoppel Extends to Non-Petitioned Ground

    IPR Estoppel Extends to Non-Petitioned Ground
    Hewlett Packard Enterprises (“HP”), accused of infringing U.S. Patent No. 6,218,930 owned by Network-1 Technologies, Inc. (“Network-1”), was recently estopped from relying on certain references and combinations thereof…
Rank this Week: 1305

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 553

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property…

Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch

An online repository for intellectual property articles, papers and news.

http://www.nlipw.com/
  • Oct 16

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee

    Morocco Increases Intellectual Property Official Fee
    The Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property (OMPIC) recently announced an increase in the official fees for all Intellectual Property related matters. The increase, which became effective on October 1, 2017, affects trademarks,…
  • Oct 9

    Ending Soon: Call for Applications for Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2018

    Ending Soon: Call for Applications for Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2018
    Applications for the 2018 class of Women Deliver Young Leaders are now open. Women Deliver will be accepting 300 young advocates for the next class of Young Leaders. WHAT IS THE WOMEN DELIVER YOUNG LEADERS [...] The post Ending Soon: Call for…
  • Oct 7

    Nigeria Deposits Four Copyright Treaty Ratification Instruments at WIPO

    Nigeria Deposits Four Copyright Treaty Ratification Instruments at WIPO
    Nigeria recently deposited four Instruments of Ratification of copyright treaties at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The instruments were deposited during the on-going…
Rank this Week: 3618